ROCK­IES: Road woes con­tinue in 10-5 loss to Car­di­nals as Rock­ies bol­ster bullpen with trade.

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Pa­trick Saun­ders

ST. LOUIS» The Rock­ies made good on their prom­ise of beef­ing up their bullpen. The club on Wed­nes­day traded for al­ls­tar vet­eran Pat Neshek, Philadel­phia’s right-handed, sidearm reliever.

To ac­quire Neshek (and cash con­sid­er­a­tions), they gave up three mi­nor-league play­ers: in­fielder Jose Gomez, righthanded pitcher J.D. Ham­mer and right-handed pitcher Ale­jan­dro Re­quena.

To make room on the 40man ros­ter, the Rock­ies trans­ferred left-han­der Tyler An­der­son to the 60-day dis­abled list be­cause of left knee in­flam­ma­tion.

Neshek, 36, is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA, five walks and 45 strike­outs in 43 relief ap­pear­ances for Philadel­phia this sea­son. Op­po­nents are bat­ting just .199 against him. He was ac­quired by Philadel­phia in a trade with Hous­ton last Nov. 4. He is in the fi­nal year of a three-year con­tract.

The Rock­ies’ bullpen has been run­ning on fumes and in dire need of fresh fuel. En­ter­ing Wed­nes­day night’s game against the Car­di­nals, Rock­ies re­liev­ers had a com­bined 4.53 ERA, 13th in the Na­tional League.

Neshek was also an all-star in 2014 as a mem­ber of St. Louis, and this sea­son he was the Phillies’ lone rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Mid­sum­mer Clas­sic.

He made his big-league de­but July 7, 2006 as a mem­ber of the Min­nesota Twins and has played in parts of 11 sea­sons with Min­nesota (2006-08), San Diego (2011), Oak­land (2012-13), St. Louis (2014), Hous­ton (201516) and Philadel­phia (2017).

In his ca­reer, Neshek is 31-21 with a 2.76 ERA in 466 games. He has 423 strike­outs in 423M in­nings.

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